Sepher shel Rabi Anshel...Mirkeveth Hamishnah

AUCTION 3 | Tuesday, November 25th, 1997 at 1:00
Fine Hebrew Printed Books Duplicates from the Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary of America

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Sepher shel Rabi Anshel...Mirkeveth Hamishnah

Second edition. The Judah A. Joffe copy ff. 109 (of 113) final 4 leaves supplied in facsimile. Lightly discolored. Modern boards. 4to Vinograd, Cracow 91; Mehlman 1367; not in Adams

Cracow: Isaac Prostitz 1584

Est: $1,000 - $1,500
An alphabetical concordance and glossary of the Bible, with references and Yiddish translations of the words. The Mirkeveth Hamishnah is the earliest book extant printed in Yiddish. The first edition appeared in Cracow in 1534, this is the second, and final one. There is no doubt earlier books appeared in Yiddish in Germany, but probably as chap-books and were thus soon lost